Below are Testimonials from our beautiful clients whom we have served with stunning photography in the past!


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  • Jamie Casseday

    on September 15, 2016

    My husband and I cannot say enough wonderful things about Chris! No amount of words could describe our experience with him. We automatically fell in love with his work, his image, and his creativity when we came across his work. And that was just the beginning! From the first conversation with Chris, I knew he was the perfect photographer for us. He was kind, funny, very efficient, and had extremely reasonable prices. And then the wedding came. We had to change a lot of our wedding plans due to a tropical storm stopping by - and Chris just went with the flow. We had a very casual, intimate wedding - and that's exactly what I wanted. Very casual, beautiful, fun photos of us with our loved ones. We had a blast with Chris!! He kept things very quick and did even more than we even imagined. Less than 2 weeks after our wedding, we got our photos.... And they are absolutely stunning! He captured our wedding SO much better than I even thought possible!! I can guarantee that we will be calling Chris for any photography needs in the future. There is no competition. If you are looking for a photographer that cares about your wants, keeps things fun AND efficient - you've come to the right place!!

  • shelby weartz

    on July 27, 2016

    Chris did a great job taking pictures of my wedding ceremony! He was great at communicating with many different cultures at my wedding ceremony. He was also very considerate on time and moved quickly so I got the photos I wanted!

  • Eliza-Joe Szymanek

    on July 6, 2016

    Chris is very talented and genuine! Each summer when we vacation in Top Sail we call Chris for pics! This past year we had a vowel renewal and the pics captured by Chris are more than great! Not sure how he does it but he captures the character of our crew! Dial Chris up, he won't disappoint!

  • Melissa Cleary Kramer

    on July 5, 2016

    Simply said... Awesome photographer... Beautiful moments captured!

  • Hazel Cormier

    on June 21, 2016

    From the initial contact to finished product, Chris was prompt and responsive! He made booking so quick and easy and the shoot itself felt the same way. Chris spent good time with two families - never rushed but definitely efficient!

    Great memories of a fabulous week on BHI captured in these beautiful photos...thank you, Chris!

  • Angela Altman Black

    on June 18, 2016

    Our large family recently had a session with Chris. Wow, what an experience!!!! He was so patient and made sure all 16 of us (8 mini families in one big family) had all of the shots we wanted. I'm a huge fan of natural photos and ours are fantastic!!! Thanks Chris for a wonderful experience!!!

  • Marian Lowe Kennedy

    on June 13, 2016

    Chris was such a pleasure to work with! Easy process arranging session to take place during our vacation over Memorial Day weekend. he was great with our two young girls. The images he captured of our family are priceless! Would definitely recommend his services and we will use him again. A++ Thank you, Chris!

  • Amber Caudill

    on February 5, 2016

    My husband and I used Chris as our family photographer during our family beach vacation in July 2015. He was very friendly and great with our two small boys. He took wonderful picture!! As our 1.5 year old is hard to get smiles from. Chris did an amazing job and we will be back to use him again. I would recommend him to anyone.

  • Aileen Dew Petty

    on October 26, 2015

    Chris VanAtta is an amazing photographer!!! If you are trying to decide who you should use for family portraits, he is the one!

    We did family beach portraits, a large group of 15 of us... 8 adults, 7 kids ranging in ages from 6 months to 14 years. He made the shoot so easy and it ran very smooth. He knows what he is doing, manages to get you done quickly, and give you BEAUTIFUL family photos as a result.

    We have used several different photographers over the years and he is by far the best! He has also taken my most favorite photos of our family. I have a few of his shots hanging up at my work and they truly make my day better every time I look at them (which is quite often throughout the day!).

    Now I wish he lived closer to Ohio!! :)

    Aileen Petty

  • Erin Alton

    on October 5, 2015

    Chris took family photos of us in July and we were very happy with his services! We were on Topsail and the pictures came out gorgeous. There were 5 adults, 1 baby, and a dog, and Chris was able to keep everyone's attention. He's funny and laid back, which made the experience even better, AND the photos were ready for us in about a week.